Bug love - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dragonfly and Lemon - Watercolor by Serena Fenton
Little chick - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Summer Corn - watercolor by Serena Fenton
Midsummer II - ink and gouache by Serena Fenton
It's Not Kansas Anymore - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Betsy-Tacy Tree, ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Betsy Tacy Trees

July 8, 2015

The Betsy-Tacy Illustrations are so fabulous.  They capture the comfort and coziness of the fabled American Midwestern childhood (well, my mother’s anyways).  The girls looks so stiff that they are almost like stuffed dolls.  The backgrounds are American Regionalism, reminiscent of Wanda Gag.  When trying to think of new ways to draw a tree, I stumbled back into […]

Midsummer - ink and gouache by Serena Fenton
Come Down! Mixed media drawing on toned ground by Serena Fenton
Reader - watercolor self-portrait by Serena Fenton
Midsummer Wanderings, Gouache painting by Serena Fenton
Frank, the cat; ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Frank, the Cat

June 18, 2015

Today’s cat is Frank.  Experimenting with dip pens and Parker Mocha writing ink (plus some blue pencil)

Al Catone - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton
Dancing Fool - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Self Portrait: Dancing Fool

June 15, 2015

I need to do more – or even just some – self portraits.  In an attempt to get some others joining me in the effort, I have started a weekly challenge on Twitter: #MondaySelfPortrait @MonSelfPortrait  This is my first selfie as a dancing queen:

Cat-mint conversation in ink and digital color by Serena Fenton

Cat-mint Conversations

June 12, 2015

This week’s #Colour_Collective challenge is mint green – a difficult color to blend in water colors.  I did some mixes using cerulean and hooker’s green and came close.  But then I did this quick sketch and decided to dabble in digital colorizing.  Not bad for a baby step.

Cat Drawing - ink sketch by Serena Fenton
Summer Patterns - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton

Summer Patterns

June 10, 2015

Summer- birds, flowers and just being outdoors. Pulling it all together into one watercolor pattern piece.

nanner-nanner booboo: ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Polar bear goodnight - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Polar Bear Goodnight

June 7, 2015

Last week, working on the #pinchpunchpost challenge (polar bear), I came up with a couple of sketches, but this one just seemed lacking.  Nothing works like a little pressure.  A day after the deadline for this week’s #colour_collective , I realized that what this sketch needed was a lamp black background.  Gotta work more on those backgrounds.

Conversation - an ink drawing by Serena Fenton